Obsolete. Use the SPDataRetrievalProvider class to access the data-retrieval service settings for a Web application instead. (In Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, the SPDataRetrievalServucesSettings class represented the data-retrieval service settings that are used on a virtual server.)
Assembly: Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)
A data retrieval service is a Web service that is used for connecting to, querying, and updating data sources. A data retrieval service adapter is an XML Web service that implements the data retrieval service. It is similar to a database driver, such as an OLE DB data provider, except that instead of being installed on the client computer, it is installed on the server computer that is running SharePoint Foundation. A client application communicates with the adapter by sending Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) requests to the adapter on the server, which returns the data to the client application as an XML document. Use the DataRetrievalServicesSettings property of the SPWeb class to return an SPDataRetrievalServicesSettings object.